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Welcome to FNI’s Michigan Studio Page

The Michigan studio, located in downtown Royal Oak, is full of creative problem-solvers dedicated to designing inspiring learning environments for visionary clients. Our collaborative process allows us to be both flexible and comprehensive in our work flow, resulting in a positive energy that is contagious throughout the studio. The office encourages exploration through challenges, whether it is pushing innovation through design research, or an intense in-house ping pong tournament. We constantly look to evolve our ideas to deliver exceptional learning spaces to our clients, and strive to learn from each project and each other daily.


Current & Recent Projects:

International: New Secondary School design for DAIS in Mumbai, India; Learning Community pilot design for YCIS Primary School in Beijing, China; New PK-Secondary Block design for YWIES in Shanghai, China; Building renovation for Early Childhood Education building for YCIS in Shanghai, China; Renovation of Secondary School for YCIS in Shanghai, China; New Primary and Secondary school design in Ra’anana, Israel.

United States: New Elementary School design for Creekside of BVSD in Boulder, Colorado; New Elementary School design for Douglass of BVSD in Boulder, Colorado; Renovation of Summit Middle School of BVSD in Boulder, Colorado; Michigan Renovation of Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit in Farmington Hills; Master Planning for Solomon Schechter Day School in Chicago, Illinois; Master Planning for Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond, Virginia; New Elementary School in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


What’s the Michigan Studio Talking About Now?

How do different ages of students interact with furniture? How do learning spaces change based on cultural needs? And most importantly, who won this week in the studio NFL fantasy league?


Studio Members and Links to Bios

James Seaman | Mike Yager | Justen Dippel | Travis Pennock | Ellen Duff | Roland Day | Maria Vriz | Charlie Gaidica


Contact Us Here:

1930 Hilton Road – Suite B, Ferndale, MI 48220, +1 248 268 3238, james@fieldingnair.com